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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #625 on: October 14, 2012, 04:52:28 PM »
Then you're both fine.   Edit town is a very tricky part of the rules and it's best to always ask than assume.  I just wanted to make sure you guys were good and didn't have an issue later :D  Good luck to you both.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #626 on: October 15, 2012, 03:13:43 AM »
Well, I just ran into a new one. I've never had an issue with honor roll before, regardless of teen or child. In this current file, the triplets all had an A as of Friday (consistently completing homework and everything). Monday, they still had an A. Tuesday, they all come home, and still aren't on the honor roll, and yet still have an A (a normal school day goes, school for all three; ballet for the werewolves and scouting for the fairy; homework; then free time).

Unless my understanding is way off (and please correct me if it is), shouldn't they have hit honor roll on Monday? I thought they had to maintain an A for a whole day in order to get onto it.

I'm also doing the same for the non-heir, just because I want to pick her trait, and she also has the same issue.

If my understanding is correct, may I count them as having been on the honor roll?

Edit: Unfortunately, I won't be able to go to a previous save, the file in question appears to be corrupted; and Tuesday is also the triplets' birthday, so I can't wait it out one more day.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #627 on: October 15, 2012, 07:32:40 AM »
I believe they have to maintain their A grade for three school days, not just one. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #628 on: October 15, 2012, 08:34:41 AM »
I think it is three school days.   Children, unless tutored, only ever hit honor roll on their 5th day of school if you do their homework every day.  Did they miss a day of school somewhere and only go four days?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #629 on: October 15, 2012, 10:39:25 AM »
I'm at a complete loss, then.

Their first day of school was Wednesday (which is also the same day they signed up for after school activities), with homework and then TV. (grade of C)

School on Thursday, plus ballet/scouting (got to level 1), then homework. I even remember I had the fairy play with the train set afterwards, while her sisters played chess until bedtime. (grade of B)

School on Friday included a field trip to the theater; first thing home was homework. Athena spent the weekend on the roof with the telescope; Minerva was in the basement with the chemistry lab; Nixie just watched TV with Ama. (grade of A)

School on Monday, ballet/scouting (option for badging and recital, which I took), and 2 opportunities as well. It was also the full moon, so Athena's research project was interrupted by her having to go outside and transform; Ama went to Nixie's badging ceremony, since Jaycen was also interrupted by transforming. Since Athena's research was hosed, I sent her to the recital (which Jaycen and Nixie attended). I didn't bother with Minerva going to the recital - after her opportunity, I sent her straight home (whereupon she snarfled cereal and then did her homework). Nixie did her homework immediately upon getting home, then drank her punch and slept in the fairy cottage; Athena did her homework, ate, and went to bed. (grade of A)

School on Tuesday, Athena and Minerva went in werewolf form. It's also the triplets' birthday. At 3pm, Minerva went to ballet (since she didn't do the recital); Athena brought home a werewolf friend, Shannon Shaw; Nixie went straight to homework as she usually does. Their grades are still an A, but Nixie and Minerva still have their wishes to be on the honor roll.

So even with that, they should still be on the honor roll, right? Friday/Monday/Tuesday all being an A?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #630 on: October 15, 2012, 10:43:19 AM »
You would think so yes.  Are you sure they didn't get the moodlet and the game just forgot to inform you?

I'll bring this up to Metro and get his opinion on it for you though.  You're asking if you can count them as having been on honor roll but think it was a glitch they didn't get it?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #631 on: October 15, 2012, 10:53:07 AM »
I did double check the moodlet panels, no moodlet there. I also checked the school panel, though I'm not a hundred percent sure if honor roll would show there.

So yes, I am asking if I can count them as having hit honor roll. I appreciate it, thanks :)



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #632 on: October 15, 2012, 10:57:42 AM »
I did double check the moodlet panels, no moodlet there. I also checked the school panel, though I'm not a hundred percent sure if honor roll would show there.

So yes, I am asking if I can count them as having hit honor roll. I appreciate it, thanks :)

I'll sign off on it... sounds like a glitch.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #633 on: October 15, 2012, 11:00:20 AM »
Whew, thanks Metro!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #634 on: October 15, 2012, 04:55:46 PM »
I'm not sure, but I think I've seen sims having to be on the roll for 3 consecutive school days. If the weekend falls in between, it resets. It's been like that for quite a while for me.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #635 on: October 15, 2012, 05:25:18 PM »
I've gotten honor roll in the middle of the week several times and some of them recently so I'm wondering if it doesn't have something to do with the field trip or just because combined rabbit holes seem to be having massive issues.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #636 on: October 15, 2012, 05:55:27 PM »
I did have an issue with a field trip in my game that made it take a long time for my vamp heir to get on the honor roll. 

The permission slip said the field trip was supposed to be after school, and that she'd be excused from any after school activities to go.  But instead the bus took her on the field trip, (which was to the graveyard) right as school started.  It then showed her as "missing school" all day and her grade dropped drastically.  I still managed to get her grade back up to get on the honor roll but just barely, and it made me afraid to ever sign a field trip permission slip again.

I know this isn't the same problem as Shirin's though, because it definitely showed her lowered grade, not an A.   

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #637 on: October 15, 2012, 07:30:26 PM »
I don't know if it was the field trip in my case - when my girls were at the theater, it did show Learning! for them. Since I'm playing in LP, though, the school isn't a combined rabbit hole, which is part of my bewilderment.

I'll try to remember and reject any high school field trips, though, and hopefully won't run into this again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #638 on: October 15, 2012, 10:33:31 PM »
*** News alert ***

So I had my experimenting duds on tonight and I want all Life States Dynasty players to know something very important.  A witch's sunlight charm can make a werewolf transform back into a Sim.  No more using the Potent Cure Elixir to fix age stuck werewolves.   This will only work if you haven't used the sunlight charm on them recently because if they have the sunlight charm moodlet, it will not change them back.

A trick to know about ghosts.  A member asked me about something so I was testing it.  You can use a reanimation spell on a gravestone to make that person a zombie.  If you use a potent cure elixir or the sunlight charm on that person, they will become human not a ghost.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #639 on: October 15, 2012, 10:52:02 PM »
Just a couple questions for clarification- can non heirs move out at ya stage? Also, am I allowed to start them off with a pet, since the $ will be reduced? Thanks!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #640 on: October 15, 2012, 10:53:39 PM »
As it states in the rules, spares are allowed to come and go within the household, they just can't add to the household meaning no spouse and no children for spares. 

No restrictions on pets.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #641 on: October 15, 2012, 10:57:49 PM »
Perfect, once I think of a naming theme, I will start tomorrow. One thing occured to me regarding life extending. Could I, as the final ltr of a vampire purchase the one that makes them sparkly (*gag*) and immortal?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #642 on: October 15, 2012, 10:58:49 PM »
Yes Immortal is allowed as vampire LTR but only if it is absolutely the very last requirement that needs to be done.   All other requirements need to be completed and current (BF status).
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #643 on: October 15, 2012, 11:00:33 PM »
Sweet, that works for me. Thinking 2nd gen will be a vampire, but you never know.


I hate to ask this, but do the two toddler skills have to be unique?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #644 on: October 15, 2012, 11:12:54 PM »
I hate to ask this, but do the two toddler skills have to be unique?

No.. there are only a handful and there would be no way to make 2 unique for all 6 toddlers.   You just can't use the xylophone for more than one.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #645 on: October 15, 2012, 11:25:59 PM »
Sorry for the dumb questions, I just don't want to fail. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #646 on: October 15, 2012, 11:27:33 PM »
I completely understand.   Ask all the questions you want!
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #647 on: October 15, 2012, 11:32:14 PM »
*** News alert ***

So I had my experimenting duds on tonight and I want all Life States Dynasty players to know something very important.  A witch's sunlight charm can make a werewolf transform back into a Sim.  No more using the Potent Cure Elixir to fix age stuck werewolves.   This will only work if you haven't used the sunlight charm on them recently because if they have the sunlight charm moodlet, it will not change them back.

Ooooh awesome!  If only we'd known that before, lol.  Thanks for figuring that out Rica.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #648 on: October 15, 2012, 11:55:38 PM »
No.. there are only a handful and there would be no way to make 2 unique for all 6 toddlers.   You just can't use the xylophone for more than one.
Do you mean that you can only use the xylophone for one generation? Or do you mean that you can't use the xylophone as both skills for the generation?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #649 on: October 16, 2012, 12:00:56 AM »
Do you mean that you can only use the xylophone for one generation? Or do you mean that you can't use the xylophone as both skills for the generation?

The xylophone can only count as one toddler skill per generation.  So you can't use it as both skills needed even though it gives points in up to 4 actual skills.  You would have to do xylophone & peg box or xylophone & painting books. 
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